A poem is when you read words more with your heart than your mind.
A poem is when you do something you love and you fill with sunshine..
A poem is a long lingering coffee with an old friend who knew you before all the things happened and loves you more because of all the things.
A poem is splashing water on your face before you dive into a cold lake so it won’t be such a shock.
A poem is the quiet before the rest of the house wakes up.
A poem is what a risk looks like on paper.
* Today’s poem inspired by This is a Poem that Heals Fish, which I used to help my students define a poem. I love that they took a risk in learning even though they didn’t all love it, they all tried it on.